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hellas719
Feb 25th, 2011, 06:39 AM
Where? :p
Does anyone know anything about this? :unsure:

itzhak
Feb 25th, 2011, 06:42 AM
Mogadishu, the perfect location....

hpme
Feb 25th, 2011, 06:49 AM
I hope Hong Kong......:cool:

Lindsayfan32
Feb 25th, 2011, 08:37 AM
On a tennis court somewhere in the world.

PhilePhile
Feb 25th, 2011, 09:15 AM
If it's China ...


Shanghai:

www.sport365.fr (http://www.sport365.fr/tennis/atp/article_353692_tennis-atp-masters-1000-de-shanghai-Le-tableau-de-Shanghai.shtml)
http://www.sport365.fr/medias/sporever/sport365_664x376/tennis/85565_SHANGHAI_151009.jpg


Hangzhou:

NBBJ/CCDI Hangzhou Tennis Center - nmillerarch.blogspot.com (http://nmillerarch.blogspot.com/2011/01/acadia-regional-2011-hangzhou-tennis.html)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cPhUnOPYCFE/TTJoRb4r4MI/AAAAAAAAAqQ/UWiG1ZsvFOM/s400/HZ_TN_GROUND%2BLEVEL_SMALL.jpg


Tianjin:

www.townsnet.cn/archPlan/ (http://www.townsnet.cn/archPlan/tianjinInternationalTennisCenter/tianjinInternationalTennisCenter.htm)
http://www.townsnet.cn/archPlan/tianjinInternationalTennisCenter/images/image_0.jpg

www.townsnet.cn/archPlan/ (http://www.townsnet.cn/archPlan/tianjinInternationalTennisCenter/tianjinInternationalTennisCenter.htm)
http://www.townsnet.cn/archPlan/tianjinInternationalTennisCenter/images/image_2.jpg

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 25th, 2011, 09:32 AM
The pictures you showed aren't real courts yet right :angel:

sam.jones
Feb 25th, 2011, 09:42 AM
as long as it is outsold, I just don't care that much

I am sick off all the empty stands for the 5th biggest tournament of the year

PhilePhile
Feb 25th, 2011, 09:53 AM
The pictures you showed aren't real courts yet right :angel:

The one in Shanghai is quite real. Tianjin site is under-construction and is to be completed for the 2013 East Asian Games. And Hangzhou is building a new one (they already have a 6000 seat retractable roof designed for tennis arena built in 2005) because Shanghai and Nanjing have better looking ones :lol:.

Another city is Dalian, they are building one for the 2013 China National Games I think:

http://www.0535-0411.com/Article/4626.html
http://www.0535-0411.com/Article/UploadFiles/201102/2011021912351125.jpg

Danii's Law
Feb 25th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Melbourne or Sydney would be cool.

Noctis
Feb 25th, 2011, 10:34 AM
China. Never in doubt

M.P
Feb 25th, 2011, 10:44 AM
in China for sure

MaBaker
Feb 25th, 2011, 10:49 AM
I'd like it to be in Uzbekistan. It's a nice way to promote tennis there.

Adrian1092
Feb 25th, 2011, 11:47 AM
Ireland hopefully :)

Juju Nostalgique
Feb 25th, 2011, 11:51 AM
Isle of Man all the way! :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

Olórin
Feb 25th, 2011, 12:37 PM
They should hold it in London where the ATP Finals are currently held.

Miracle Worker
Feb 25th, 2011, 12:52 PM
I'd like it to be in Uzbekistan. It's a nice way to promote tennis there.

If WTA wants promote tennis, they should choose some nice place in Africa. Maybe Tripoli? Or Cairo?

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 25th, 2011, 01:04 PM
If its in China then it will be completely empty
Even worse than Doha

Mynarco
Feb 25th, 2011, 01:09 PM
London plllleeeeeeezzzz

Olórin
Feb 25th, 2011, 01:12 PM
If its in China then it will be completely empty
Even worse than Doha

Exactly, this is why I agree with:
London plllleeeeeeezzzz

Wiggly
Feb 25th, 2011, 01:22 PM
Yeah, London!

Iceland
Feb 25th, 2011, 01:27 PM
Germany would be nice too!

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 25th, 2011, 01:29 PM
I would like to be held in Germany. It just seems like there are no more tennis events there recently :shrug:.

indicapuja
Feb 25th, 2011, 01:32 PM
Lhasa, Tibet would be nice
Surface : Ice

Geertvg
Feb 25th, 2011, 01:36 PM
Antwerp!

JustPetko
Feb 25th, 2011, 01:39 PM
Gdańsk&Sopot please. :)

Olórin
Feb 25th, 2011, 01:44 PM
Germany would be nice too!

I would like to be held in Germany. It just seems like there are no more tennis events there recently :shrug:.

Good point, women's tennis has always been very popular in Germany too.

Miracle Worker
Feb 25th, 2011, 01:48 PM
We both know Poland won't see any tennis tournament. We cannot organize small tournament in Warsaw, so it's not good idea to even talk about YEC in Sopot or Gdansk Wrzeszcz, Gdynia Orunia or Sopot Kamienny Potok.

Jajaloo
Feb 25th, 2011, 01:49 PM
Copenhagen!

Mynarco
Feb 25th, 2011, 01:50 PM
Copenhagen!

god NO.

Justin
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:02 PM
Removing it from the Garden was a tragedy. It needs to go back there.

crazillo
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:03 PM
Somewhere where tennis is big.

crazillo
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:04 PM
I would like to be held in Germany. It just seems like there are no more tennis events there recently :shrug:.

I liked Munich in 2001. But there is no money left in Germany for tennis. Very very unlikely we gonna have a tennis event again this big.

goldenlox
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:08 PM
Larry Scott made the deal for 3 years Doha, then 3 in Istanbul because it paid a lot of money, and he got a piece of it.

I dont know what they're planning for after Turkey, but China makes a lot of sense, if they keep the Premier Mandatory & want the YEC

Mynarco
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:11 PM
I have to agree it will more likely be in China. Somewhere like Shanghai.

babsi
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:16 PM
It should be like Eurovision. The winner's country the following year gets it host it.

I can see the WTA HATING that idea full-stop.

Miracle Worker
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:19 PM
It should be like Eurovision. The winner's country the following year gets it host it.

I can see the WTA HATING that idea full-stop.

It's good idea, but this idea won't bring money to some people.:rolleyes:

M.P
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:19 PM
I have to agree it will more likely be in China. Somewhere like Shanghai.

well matches at night definitely will have many people to watch
Shanghai will most likely going to be one of the place with ATP and WTA future

Mynarco
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:21 PM
well matches at night definitely will have many people to watch
Shanghai will most likely going to be one of the place with ATP and WTA future

Agree. Shanghai should have another WTA prem 5 tourny in future

Mary Cherry.
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:24 PM
I'd love to see it at the O2 in London. The men's tourny there is amazing, don't see why the women's wouldn't be.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:24 PM
I liked Munich in 2001. But there is no money left in Germany for tennis. Very very unlikely we gonna have a tennis event again this big.

Germany would be perfect to hold the YEC. My favorite all time YEC was at Madrid :). The court there was amazing. Doha was awful:rolleyes:.

Waiting for Istambul. I know its going to be a great one :)

Mateo Mathieu
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:29 PM
Anywhere that has enough to fill the seats in a SMALL stadium/arena. Seriously.

Let's face - we will never get full house again like MSG does.

Jajaloo
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Anywhere that has enough to fill the seats in a SMALL stadium/arena. Seriously.

Let's face - we will never get full house again like MSG does.

Dont the WTA have certain capacity requirements??

InsideOut.
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Zurich :inlove:

olivero
Feb 25th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Germany or London would be cool.
Anyway I want YEC to be played indoors!

Break My Rapture
Feb 25th, 2011, 05:45 PM
I'd love Madrid again or the O2 Arena.

A-Bond
Feb 25th, 2011, 06:26 PM
I agree that it should be in a stadium which is not too big. Better to have a smaller Stadium full instead of having a big stadium empty. I'd love if it would be somewhere in Europe. Switzerland definitely not, they're not interested in Women's Tennis and their interest in men's tennis isn't great either despite having Federer :o I think Antwerp wouldn't be a bad place, it was usually pretty crowded.

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 25th, 2011, 06:40 PM
I agree that it should be in a stadium which is not too big. Better to have a smaller Stadium full instead of having a big stadium empty. I'd love if it would be somewhere in Europe. Switzerland definitely not, they're not interested in Women's Tennis and their interest in men's tennis isn't great either despite having Federer :o I think Antwerp wouldn't be a bad place, it was usually pretty crowded.

only when Kim or Justine played
rest of time there would be less than 100 people there

propi
Feb 25th, 2011, 07:05 PM
Italy! It's about time the country is rewarded for its amazing Fed Cup seasons and commitment :worship:
Napoles, Firenze or Milan sure have nice pavillions big enough to hold it, especially Milan, with the new Fiera
And yes, they should make it on clay :hearts::p

Galsen
Feb 25th, 2011, 07:08 PM
London please O2 Arena

MB.
Feb 25th, 2011, 07:46 PM
I heard the tennis court in JJ's San Diego residence is really nice and has a good sized spectator section; they can have it in her backyard.

cn ireland
Feb 25th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Ireland hopefully :)

This;)!

Jane Lane
Feb 25th, 2011, 09:29 PM
London would be nice; the ATP Finals at the O2 are great.
Hell, I'm biased though; they should bring it back to Madison Square Garden.

wally1
Feb 25th, 2011, 09:43 PM
Selfishly, I'd like the O2 in London. I've been there for the ATP finals and it's a great atmosphere. Not realistic though until the ATP moves elsewhere (another 3 years?), and very doubtful whether the WTA could fill that stadium (20,000 capacity I think).

Failing that, I'd go for Germany, or back to NY. It has to be somwhere where you'd get decent crowds and media attention.

matthias
Feb 25th, 2011, 10:58 PM
it should go to Rio for 2014-2015
as test event for the 2016 Olympics

Certinfy
Feb 25th, 2011, 11:02 PM
Would be worth a try at the O2 :lol: So far every session ever held there has been absolutely packed for the ATP so if it's anywhere near that then it would be well worth it! Atmosphere is amazing, setting is great, it's just something unique really and something that really makes the YEC/WTF feel 'special'. Another thing is that it won't really be much work, assuming they have the YEC one week before the WTF then I mean it's just ideal.

Qalahari
Feb 25th, 2011, 11:06 PM
Zurich please

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 25th, 2011, 11:31 PM
What do you think about CENTENNIAL HALL [capacity 10,000 after rebuild] in Wrocław (the city which was represented by Sabine Lisicki and Caroline Wozniacki in 12&U Interclub Polish Championships - if one of them played, the crowd would be huuge).

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1618/hala2.png

Right now big demolition inside

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/7435/halademo.jpg

After the rebuild:

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4210/halawnetrze.png

Panorama of this monument for interested:

http://3dpanorama.pl/hala-stulecia

The monument is on UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was constructed by German architect Max Berg 100 years ago when the city of Wrocław belonged to Germany.

wikipedia website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_Hall

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 25th, 2011, 11:42 PM
What do you think about CENTURY ARENA [capacity 10,000] in Wrocław (the city which was represented by Sabine Lisicki and Caroline Wozniacki in 12&U Interclub Polish Championships - if one of them played, the crowd would be huuge).

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1618/hala2.png

Right now big demolition inside
http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/7435/halademo.jpg

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4210/halawnetrze.png

Panorama of this monument for interested:

http://3dpanorama.pl/hala-stulecia

Wow looks like he have a winner :eek:.

What a stadium :eek:

Miracle Worker
Feb 25th, 2011, 11:44 PM
CENTURY ARENA :spit:

Thanks for this link, because I'll have a big problem to understand that you're talking about Hala Stulecia :spit:

Certinfy
Feb 25th, 2011, 11:44 PM
What do you think about CENTURY ARENA [capacity 10,000] in Wrocław (the city which was represented by Sabine Lisicki and Caroline Wozniacki in 12&U Interclub Polish Championships - if one of them played, the crowd would be huuge).

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4210/halawnetrze.png

Panorama of this monument for interested:

http://3dpanorama.pl/hala-stuleciaOkay that looks... fucking unreal!

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 25th, 2011, 11:46 PM
Wow that is really insane.

Sharapovian
Feb 25th, 2011, 11:47 PM
What do you think about CENTURY ARENA [capacity 10,000] in Wrocław (the city which was represented by Sabine Lisicki and Caroline Wozniacki in 12&U Interclub Polish Championships - if one of them played, the crowd would be huuge).

...


Wow :eek:

Mary Cherry.
Feb 25th, 2011, 11:48 PM
Think of how high the moonballs could go :hearts:

Something tells me it won't look as pretty on a cold October's night in Poland than it does on those pictures with the sun shining bright. It does look awesome though.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 25th, 2011, 11:48 PM
Is that even real? Cause if it is we should totally throw a slam there :eek:

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 25th, 2011, 11:51 PM
CENTURY ARENA :spit:

Thanks for this link, because I'll have a big problem to understand that you're talking about Hala Stulecia :spit:

I changed to Centennial Hall as wikipedia says ;)

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 26th, 2011, 12:03 AM
Think of how high the moonballs could go :hearts:

Something tells me it won't look as pretty on a cold October's night in Poland than it does on those pictures with the sun shining bright. It does look awesome though.

The end of October is called in Poland "Polish golden autumn" as trees are colorful, sun shines bright. Bad weather comes here in November usually. :)

Imagine the fountaine show just in front of the arena:

http://blog.kamilczaja.com/grzella/upload/6%20hala%20stulecia/010_otwarcie_rctb_centrum_turystyki_biznesowej_wro claw_foto_kamil_czaja_com.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/4839211040_a93032db93.jpg

Imagine the players' party:

http://blog.kamilczaja.com/grzella/upload/6%20hala%20stulecia/011_otwarcie_rctb_centrum_turystyki_biznesowej_wro claw_foto_kamil_czaja_com.jpg

Mary Cherry.
Feb 26th, 2011, 12:05 AM
The end of October is called in Poland "Polish golden autumn" as trees are colorful, sun shines bright. Bad weather comes here in November usually. :)

Imagine the fountaine show just in front of the arena:

http://blog.kamilczaja.com/grzella/upload/6%20hala%20stulecia/010_otwarcie_rctb_centrum_turystyki_biznesowej_wro claw_foto_kamil_czaja_com.jpg

You've won me over :hearts:

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 26th, 2011, 12:12 AM
Oh Mai GASHH!!! This is Crazy :). The most beautiful thing I've ever seen :bowdown:

saul1333
Feb 26th, 2011, 12:13 AM
:hearts: So nice

Jane Lane
Feb 26th, 2011, 12:33 AM
Why can't everything be that pretty. :inlove::bowdown:

In The Zone
Feb 26th, 2011, 01:17 AM
Bring it back to New York City, where the YEC actually meant something.

PhilePhile
Feb 26th, 2011, 03:37 AM
Wow looks like he have a winner :eek:.

What a stadium :eek:

Hold on ...

Royal Albert Hall (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Albert_Hall) - London


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Albert_Hall - 1871
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b3/RAH_Grand_Opening_by_Queen_Victoria_29_March_1871_ The_Graphic.jpg

Credit? - now
http://images.travelpod.com/users/btn/1.1291564671.royal-albert-hall.jpg

By Mendoza_25R (http://www.flickr.com/photos/peru2006_anthony/4168674453/sizes/l/in/photostream/) (flickr)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2662/4168674453_56838e70fe_b.jpg

By Dave TAZ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/m0taz/5114890795/)(flickr)
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1427/5114890795_9bea3fa6e8_b.jpg

espntennis
Feb 26th, 2011, 03:56 AM
Toronto

Kəv.
Feb 26th, 2011, 03:59 AM
Hopefully in Aus :)

Temperenka
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:18 AM
Chicago!

Leo_DFP
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:26 AM
Hold on, hold on. To the many screaming for London: let's not forget their court at the O2 is painfully, disgustingly, retardedly slow. Slow and low-bouncing. It's not a fun court for tennis. I do agree the venue is great, atmosphere is amazing, and in 2009 they had a tremendous tourney with dramatic 3-set matches. But last year sucked. Hard. That court needs a new life, and some new speed.

That Polish stadium is breathtaking. Simply brilliant interior architecture. Do you know the architect/firm who designed it? I'm quite curious. :worship:

Would love to see the YEC held in Western Europe or, better yet, NYC/MSG again! Please no to China and all those other boring nations uninterested in our sport. :wavey:

BlueTrees
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:41 AM
Bogota. :hearts: :drool:

Ianto_Jones
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:48 AM
It's going to be in the BEAUTIFUL city of COLUMBUS, OH, USA.

http://columbusohiophotos.com/photos/columbus_skyline55.jpg

Tragic thing is...I can't go to Flushing anymore because College starts, I'm not in Ohio when Cincy masters is on....and its just a very sad story...in the end. So if they gave me SEC in Columbus I'd be thrilled. but thats just me.

Kəv.
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:50 AM
^^ No, Djibouti :spit:

Kəv.
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:51 AM
Yes the beautiful place of Djibouti :spit:
http://www.traveladventures.org/continents/africa/images/djibouti-ville14.jpg

claypova
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:53 AM
put the YEc in Sydney :rocker2:

but I want it to be in London, the O2 Arena :inlove:

Ianto_Jones
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:56 AM
^^ No, Djibouti :spit:

I WOULD SO GO TO THE SEC IN DJIBOUTI!

Kəv.
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:05 AM
Put it in the beautiful place of Melbourne
http://corporatebank.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/melbourne.jpg

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 26th, 2011, 08:13 AM
That Polish stadium is breathtaking. Simply brilliant interior architecture. Do you know the architect/firm who designed it? I'm quite curious. :worship:

The architect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Berg

There used to be an ATP Challenger in this stadium (2000-2007). Radek Stepanek told in the interview that during the practise players tried to hit a ball as hard so it could touch the roof. Nobody made it though. :lol:

cosmoose
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:27 AM
Madison Square Garden, New York
Look! there are people in the stands for women's tennis! :eek:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3329/3415914759_42a3b8ecd6_b.jpg

Jane Lane
Feb 26th, 2011, 01:19 PM
^^ I was there too!! :inlove: :lol:

hellas719
Feb 27th, 2011, 05:55 AM
^I was there in 2010 :p

hellas719
Feb 27th, 2011, 05:57 AM
Hold on ...

Royal Albert Hall (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Albert_Hall) - London


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Albert_Hall - 1871
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b3/RAH_Grand_Opening_by_Queen_Victoria_29_March_1871_ The_Graphic.jpg

Credit? - now
http://images.travelpod.com/users/btn/1.1291564671.royal-albert-hall.jpg

By Mendoza_25R (http://www.flickr.com/photos/peru2006_anthony/4168674453/sizes/l/in/photostream/) (flickr)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2662/4168674453_56838e70fe_b.jpg

By Dave TAZ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/m0taz/5114890795/)(flickr)
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1427/5114890795_9bea3fa6e8_b.jpg

Too small :shrug:

Ianto_Jones
Feb 27th, 2011, 06:12 AM
It's decided. MSG vs O2. K thanks bye.

hellas719
Feb 27th, 2011, 06:20 AM
Athens could even host it at the 8,000 seat stadium :hearts:
http://www.stadia.gr/oaka/tennis.jpg

Or at the ancient Olympic stadium next to the Acropolis, how special would that be? :D

Or they could just pick a random indoor arena, we have tons in Athens. We have like 7 or 8 with 5,000+ capacity :lol:

Max565
Feb 27th, 2011, 11:06 AM
O2 or MSG

Sombrerero loco
Feb 27th, 2011, 11:53 AM
should be played in madrid :)

MH0861
Feb 27th, 2011, 07:57 PM
London Indoors, ushering in the return of the European Indoor season :hearts: :sobbing:

MaBaker
Feb 27th, 2011, 09:09 PM
Yes the beautiful place of Djibouti :spit:
http://www.traveladventures.org/continents/africa/images/djibouti-ville14.jpg
Perfect.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 28th, 2011, 10:59 AM
Yes the beautiful place of Djibouti :spit:
http://www.traveladventures.org/continents/africa/images/djibouti-ville14.jpg

This totally describes the state in which the WTA is nowadays :spit:

Sp!ffy
Feb 28th, 2011, 11:08 AM
The Staples center! :cheer:

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 28th, 2011, 11:13 AM
Most likely will be in the next new 'big emerging country with a lot of money involved'.

China or India comes to mind.

Best would be to bring it back to Europe or Eastern America. Yeah, like that will happen.

MarryKC
Feb 28th, 2011, 11:50 AM
I hope in LONDON!!!!
BTW,where is the place held the tournaments of champion in 2012?!?!?!? It seems that the tornament won't held in BALI after this year!

fifiricci
Feb 28th, 2011, 12:11 PM
No question: London, O2 arena. It's a fantastic venue for indoor tennis, best I've ever been to, by a country mile.

Spiritof42
Feb 28th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Mars. The WTA is always eager to expand into new markets, and is apparently very excited about the business opportunities offered by interplanetary tennis. Expect Stacey Allaster to make an official announcement before the end of the year.